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  Deaf culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Deaf community and Deaf culture are two phrases used to refer to persons who are culturally Deaf as opposed to those who are deaf from the medical/audiological/pathological perspective.
Deaf people view deafness as an asset in much the same way it is an asset to be a Navajo within the Navajo tribe or to be a Korean within the community of Koreans in Los Angeles.
Deaf President Now: The 1988 student strike at Gallaudet University was a watershed moment in the awareness of Deaf culture by the dominant American hearing culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Deaf_culture   (1832 words)

 Deaf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Culturally, it can be used in reference to individuals who see themselves as part of Deaf culture.
Members of Deaf culture use sign language as their primary language and often emphatically see themselves as not disabled, but rather as members of a cultural or language minority.
Deaf is also used as a colloquialism to refer to a recalcitrant individual or someone unwilling to listen, obey or acknowledge an authority or partner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Deaf   (1024 words)

 ASLinfo.com » Deaf Culture - Information and resources related to American Sign Language (ASL), Interpreting and ...
Culture results from a group of people coming together to form a community around shared experience, common interests, shared norms of behavior, and shared survival techniques.
Many D/deaf couples also wish for a deaf child so that they may pass on their heritage and Culture, it is not just the language but the values, the same values that hearing parents want to instill in their children.
Deaf children are able to partake in social clubs, sports and importantly enough, to be around deaf role models.
www.aslinfo.com /deafculture.cfm   (444 words)

 Tipsheet: Deaf Culture
The American Deaf culture is a unique linguistic minority that uses American Sign Language (ASL) as its primary mode of communication.
From the Deaf culture perspective, it is the act of “talking” that clearly separates the two groups.
When Deaf people first meet, the initial goal is to find out where the other person is from and to identify the Deaf friends they both have in common.
www.netac.rit.edu /publication/tipsheet/deafculture.html   (1539 words)

 Deaf Culture Guide
The rhetoric of deafness as pathology is associated with the conventional medical and scientific establishments, and literacy education fosters deafness as disability, both dependent upon the premise that speech drives communication.
Deaf people's quest for self-definition and self-determination has tended to take one of 2 divergent paths each embracing vastly different and often conflicting conceptualizations of deafness and disability and their relationships to contemporary socio-cultural and political contexts.
This book presents a portrait of the deaf community as a complex social network spanning the nation, including the history and culture of the deaf community, its structural underpinnings, intricacies of family life, issues in education and rehabilitation, economic factors, and interaction with the medical and legal professions.
wally.rit.edu /pubs/guides/socdeaf.html   (8350 words)

 The changing deaf culture
Deaf culture - the shared language, art and history of deaf people - has moved in a matter of decades from a period of isolation and repression to a time when the wider society has come to appreciate its beauty, richness and strength.
As more deaf children grow up with the high-tech hearing devices, there are those within the deaf community, and outside it, who wonder where the next generation of sign language poets and actors will come from.
Gallaudet's first deaf president, I. King Jordan, who was swept into his job 11 years ago on a the crest of the deaf-pride movement, thinks deaf culture will weather this latest storm of controversy.
www.earsurgery.org /Lhgen232.htm   (1702 words)

 Deaf Culture - Thirteen/WNET Bulletin Boards
When deaf people say they do not accept those with cochlear implants they do not mean the children, deaf people have always accepted their children, children who have been deprived of ASL by well intentioned but misguided hearing poeple.
Deaf culture will survive for there are those - hearing and non-hearing - who understand that is completely acceptable and "normal" to maintain a state of being that one was born with.
Deaf culture will survive and is a testament to the vital and integral diversity that the human race and its various cultures maintain.
www.thirteen.org /ubb/Forum84/HTML/000002.html   (6547 words)

 Deaf Culture III
The cultural view recognizes that there is a complex set of factors that must be considered when examining the Deaf Community.
Rutherfords, "The Culture of American Deaf People" study indicates that the primary objectives of Deaf Culture are the successful adaptation and survival of the group in its specific environment.
The Deaf community believes, and we are in unity with them, that there is a sign language native to the Filipino deaf.
frontpage.erie.net /dwm/article3.html   (2177 words)

 NPR : Transcript: An Exploration of Deaf Culture
The millions of Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing form a unique community, a culture, they say, shaped by their shared experience and their shared language.
There are plenty of divisions and arguments within deaf culture, but the deaf and hard of hearing share another universal trait--the incomprehension of the hearing world around them that sees their condition as a disability, as a handicap.
For example, going into deaf studies, as you mentioned, is a wonderful opportunity to really understand and get involved with a very rich culture and perhaps work with deaf people in different ways, in social services or interpreting, working in education in different forms, not just the traditional forms.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4476250   (6258 words)

 Deaf Culture: Suggested Readings - Info to Go, Gallaudet University
In this collection of articles on the social dynamics of deafness, the authors explore socialization of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, lifelong adaptive behavior, deafness and family life, and other important issues.
This volume presents a portrait of the deaf community as a complex social network spanning the nation, including the history and culture of the deaf community, its structural underpinnings, intricacies of family life, issues in education and rehabilitation, economic factors, and interaction with the medical and legal professions.
The authors argue that deafness is a psychological variable that consistently causes the life experiences of deaf and hard of hearing people to differ from those of hearing people.
clerccenter.gallaudet.edu /InfoToGo/547.html   (4571 words)

 Deaf Culture
Deaf people prefer to view deafness not as a handicap but as a shared experience underlying their sense of community.
Since the primary binding force for this cultural group is its shared language, deaf people who do not use ASL (American Sign Language) are not considered part of the Deaf community.
The degree of insensitivity toward deafness and deaf people displayed by the nurse and doctor is unfortunately very high and mainly due to ignorance rather than malice.
www.culturediversity.org /deaf.htm   (673 words)

 Deaf Culture
This page is for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals to share some issues of concerns, poems, stories, pictures, etc.
'Being Deaf' - poem by Dianne Kinnee (Switras)
Littlest One (Poem written by a Mother of deaf child)
www.deaf-center.org /deaf_culture1.htm   (86 words)

 Deaf History - 1800's
Her name was Laura Redden, the first Deaf woman to succeed in the field of journalism and literature.
Everyone attending the conference was inspired in hopes for a new progress in the education of the deaf.
He was first in the hearts of his fellow Deaf Americans in the realm of sports and in 1951, the American Athletic Association of the Deaf established its own "Hall of Fame" honoring Deaf athletes by popular vote the first Deaf person to be enshrined in the "AAAD Hall of Fame" was William E. Hoy.
members.aol.com /deafcultureinfo/deaf_history1800s.htm   (1660 words)

Obviously, most deaf people can’t listen to a radio so the entire concept of “talk-radio” is practically irrelevant; especially the way Mr.
This little kid was the only deaf child to attend a weeklong soccer camp for about seventy-five children conducted by the Eastern College of Soccer at Hawthorne Christian Academy on Route 208 in Hawthorne last summer.
By GREGORY J. Deaf culture and deaf education are topics about which I write often, primarily because James, our 9-year old son is profoundly deaf.
www.geocities.com /gregoryjrummo/deaf.htm   (708 words)

 Deaf Culture Videotapes: Info to Go, Gallaudet University
An Award-winning documentary about the lives of a young deaf girl and her classmates at the California School for the deaf in Fremont.
Based from a video series from the International Conference on Deaf History at Gallaudet University, this videotaped seminar discusses social service for the deaf in the 1930’s and interest group act ivies, including a discussion on student life at the Indiana School for the deaf.
An historical documentary about a deaf man who brought sign language to America from France in 1815 and established the first permanent school for deaf people in America.
clerccenter.gallaudet.edu /InfoToGo/549.html   (1657 words)

 Deaf Culture Art
The site's chief purpose was the provision of information about the National Touring Exhibit of Deaf Culture Art that visited seven American cities between 1999 and 2001.
Proceeds from sales of the poster and the exhibit catalog were a significant source of funding for this exhibit.
When this inventory is complete, final sale information will be posted here.
www.deafart.org   (124 words)

 Deaf Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The First Volume in the Deaf Lives Series
Exploring the Deaf Community in the United States
Sign Language and the Deaf Community in America
gupress.gallaudet.edu /deafculture.html   (24 words)

 ASLinfo.com - Information and resources related to American Sign Language (ASL), Interpreting and Deaf Culture
This website focuses on ASL, Interpreting and deaf related information.
To help you locate information faster and easier, use my Site Map or the Site Search located in the upper left corner.
Multimedia Resources: A listing of various media titles useful in learning about ASL, Deaf Culture and Interpreting.
www.aslinfo.com   (178 words)

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